Business programme

Robotization: Robots to Replace or Serve Lawyers?

Congress Centre, conference hall D2
Digitalization: The Law of the Future or the Future of the Law?
As a professional field, jurisprudence is not under immediate threat from the development of robotics and artificial intelligence. However, processes related to drafting procedural documents are being automated, legal assistance is being provided using chatbots, and digital constructors are being developed. These and other solutions employing artificial intelligence raise questions about the place and role of these technologies as the legal profession evolves. Artificial intelligence is unlikely to be able to replace a lawyer. However, in the future, lawyers will need to possess expertise in information technology in order to hold a decisive advantage in the legal services market. Today, the automation of legal processes in public administration raises a number of questions regarding technology security and control. To what extent will lawyers without skills in the digital sphere be in demand? What steps need to be taken to build a system of legal functions which could be automated and fulfilled using robotics and artificial intelligence? Today, a great many legal documents are prepared using artificial intelligence. What role should the government play in terms of legally regulating these processes? Should a state monopoly have the role of building special systems for automating legal processes? What legal liability is borne by decisions taken by artificial intelligence?


Alexey Minbaleev
Head of the Department of Information Law and Digital Technologies, Kutafin Moscow State Law University (MSAL)


Nikolay Archiereev
Chairman, Arbitration Court of the Republic of Bashkortostan
Vladislav Arkhipov
Head of the Department of Theory and History of State and Law, Director, Center for Research on Information Security and Digital Transformation, St. Petersburg State University
Gulfiya Kamalova
Head of the Department of Information Security in Management, Udmurt State University
Sergey Kovalev
Associate Professor of the Department of Civil and Labor Law, Peoples' Friendship University of Russia; Managing Partner, Moscow City Bar Association "Kovalev, Tugushi and Partners"
Alexander Krainov
Director for Development of Artificial Intelligence Technologies, Yandex
Victor Naumov
Managing Partner, Nextons; Professor of the Department of Information Law and Digital Technologies, Kutafin Moscow State Law University (MSAL)
Andrey Neznamov
Managing Director – Head of AI Regulation Center, Sberbank
Rimma Chichakyan
Head of GR-projects of the Group for Interaction with Government Bodies and Corporate Relations, Yandex.Taxi
Anastasia Shchitova
Lawyer of the "Regulatory Affairs" Direction, Artificial Intelligence Alliance